After faking his own death, Homer meets a woman in the cemetery who turns out to be his mother. While he is shocked by her reappearance as he was always told she was dead, she harbors a deep secret.

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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Carl / Electrician / Chief Wiggum / Cab Driver (voice)
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Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Lenny / Reverend Lovejoy / Ned Flanders / Records Clerk / Gravedigger / Howard Cosell / Kent Brockman / Post Office Clerk / Joe Friday (voice)
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Mother Simpson (voice)
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To get out of cleaning a park as community service, Homer fakes his own death. When this results in the family's utilities being cut off, Marge puts pressure on him to reveal that he is alive. However, the spurious news of his "death" brings his long-lost mother - a hippie who is on the run from the law because of her activism against Mr. Burns - back to Springfield. Written by Anonymous

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19 November 1995 (USA)  »

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The writer of this episode, Richard Appel, was married at the time to novelist Mona Simpson (Anywhere but Here; Off Keck Road). Appel needed to give the character of Homer's mother a first name, and he chose his wife's name, Mona, since her last name, Simpson, coincidentally already matched. See more »

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Bart: Yeah, I don't trust her either. I was going through her purse. Look what I found.
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References Super Bowl III (1969) See more »

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Sunshine of Your Love
Written by Jack Bruce, Pete Brown, and Eric Clapton
Performed by Cream
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Best Episode Ever!
21 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

I just love this episode.It got all we love about the Simpsons,good jokes,emotion,but,i actually like this episode because we had never seen an episode about Homer's mother before,so,it has the emotion of Homer meeting his mother for the first time,and as a human,it is a real heart-warming moment in the show.It is truly the most touching episode in the show,as well as it final.Sorry about my bad English

Sinopsis (contains spoiler):On a Saturday morning Homer fakes his death in order to get out of working at Mr.Burns garbage collecting event and is later forced to go to the records office to verify that he is alive. The clerk reveals that Homer's mother is still alive but Homer disagrees and goes to his mother's grave for proof. The grave actually belongs to Walt Whitman but Homer by chance does meet with his mother. He takes her home to meet his family, but she remains silent as to where she was for the past 27 years. The family finally forces her to reveal her secret: she was part of group of Hippie radicals in the 1960s and is on the run from Mr. Burns and the FBI. Mr. Burns later discovers Mona's whereabouts and she is forced to return into hiding


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